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Chaffe McCall, LLP

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (outside New York)

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What the team is known for

Offers expertise across a wide range of blue and brown-water matters, including coverage claims, contract disputes and environmental issues. Active on behalf of operators, charterers, shipowners and insurers, including P&I clubs. Gulf Coast presence is enhanced by impressive international capabilities, particularly in litigation in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Strengths

Observers describe Chaffe McCall as a "go-to P&I firm."

Work highlights

Represented Starr Indemnity & Liability Company in a coverage dispute with Exxon Mobil concerning serious burn injuries to two employees of the client's insured.

Notable practitioners

Hal Watson has a wealth of experience handling high-stakes shipping litigation covering the US and foreign jurisdictions. He is valued for his expertise in insurance coverage disputes and maritime personal injury claims at both state and federal level.
"He is really good on indemnity contracts and he's practical." "He provides excellent marine insurance advice but he is also a sounding board for younger attorneys."

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Overview

A vital component of the firm since its inception in 1826, the admiralty section is one of the leading practices of its kind in the southeastern United States. Over generations, it has become international in scope. Chaffe McCall attorneys regularly represent US clients in other countries, as well as foreign interests in the U.S. The group is multicultural and multilingual. It consists of attorneys with a wide range of interdisciplinary experience and a depth of knowledge that allow for effective collaboration with clients to achieve their legal objectives. Each lawyer approaches each case individually with the broad knowledge and deep understanding Chaffe McCall attorneys have for admiralty law.  The firm can be found online at www.chaffe.com

Members

Colletta, Katharine R.

DeGiulio, Alexander J.

Forbes, Thomas D.

Piccolo, Frank A.

Ribarits, John M.

Tadros, Daniel A.

Tribuch, Kenneth H.

Walker, Derek A.

Watson, Hal

Watson, Harold K.

Wise, Jon W.

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (outside New York)

Chaffe McCall, LLP

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Location

2300 Energy Centre

1100 Poydras Street

New Orleans

Louisiana

USA

LA 70163-2300

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Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (outside New York)